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UPDATE: TSA apologizes to traveler over treatment at MN airport

UPDATE: TSA apologizes to traveler over treatment at MN airport

KAAL-TV
Updated: January 14, 2020 08:23 PM
Created: January 14, 2020 02:12 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An official of the Transportation Security Administration has apologized to a Native American air traveler who says an agent treated her offensively at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Indigenous rights activist and attorney Tara Houska says she was headed home to Bemidji Monday when a TSA agent said she needed to pat down her long braids and then pulled them behind her shoulders and said “giddyup” as she snapped them like reins of a horse.

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Houska, who is Objibwe, says she thinks TSA needs to improve its sensitivity training. TSA officials investigated, and a TSA official apologized to Houska.

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